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St Andrews, Scotland

Saint Andrews is a beautiful town in Scotland known for its rich history and stunning natural beauty. It is located on the east coast of Scotland and is known for being the home of the prestigious University of St Andrews, which was founded in 1413 and is the oldest university in Scotland. The town is also home to the famous St Andrews Cathedral, which was once the largest building in Scotland and is now a ruin. The town is surrounded by beautiful beaches and is a popular destination for golfers, as it is home to several world-class golf courses, including the Old Course at St Andrews, which is considered one of the best golf courses in the world. In addition to these attractions, there are also many other things to see and do in St Andrews, such as visiting the British Golf Museum, taking a walk along the historic town walls, or exploring the many charming independent shops and restaurants in the town.

St. Andrews Castle is a medieval castle in the town of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It is located on a promontory overlooking the sea and is surrounded by cliffs. The castle is thought to have been built in the 12th century and has a long and tumultuous history, with many additions and renovations over the centuries. It has been used as a royal residence, a prison, and a military fortress, and has been the site of numerous sieges and battles. Today, the castle is open to the public and is a popular tourist attraction in St. Andrews. It is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument, recognized for its historical and architectural significance.

St. Andrews Cathedral was a large medieval cathedral in the town of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It was the seat of the Archbishop of St. Andrews, the highest ranking bishop in the Church of Scotland, and was one of the largest and most important religious buildings in the country. The cathedral was founded in the early 12th century and was destroyed in the 16th century during the Scottish Reformation. Today, the site of the cathedral is a ruin, but it remains an important historical and cultural landmark in Scotland. The remains of the cathedral are managed by Historic Environment Scotland and are open to the public.

St. Andrews University was founded in 1413 by King James I of Scotland, who issued a charter granting the privilege of establishing a university in St. Andrews. However, the origins of the university can be traced back to the early Middle Ages, when the town was an important centre of religious and intellectual life in Scotland. The university was founded due to the growing importance of St. Andrews as a centre of learning and the desire of the town’s leaders to establish an institution of higher education that would rival the universities of Paris and Bologna. The university has a long and rich history and has played a significant role in developing education and scholarship in Scotland and beyond.

Where To Eat 

for a small town, or should it say a city, Saint Andrews has good food spots. The most memorable ones were: 

The Seafood Ristorante

For our first night in town, we booked the Seafood Ristorante. It is one of Conde Nest’s 12 most beautiful restaurants in Scotland. 

Perched in a glass box overlooking the shore and the coming tide, the restaurant has some pretty views. Unfortunately, we came in on a cloudy night. There wasn’t much to see. We confirmed the stunning view the next day during our walk by the shore. However, what we missed with the scenery, we definitely made up for it with the food. 

Our booking was at 20:15, and I guess it is a bit late for Saint Andrews, seeing that the place had only two other parties. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a very cheerful and friendly host. We were seated and asked for our choice of beverages to drink. 

The space had an open kitchen, where we could see the team laboriously prepping the dishes to be served. Our host was very helpful in explaining each course. He didn’t skimp on any details, and we discovered that he knew well what he was talking about. Every hint and note of the dish was described.

We each ordered our dish, but during the dinner, we had a little play of musical dishes. Plates were shared, and everyone had a bite or two or three of each dish. 

From the start, I claimed the last lobster Raviolo that was in a sea of lobster bisque. It was one of the best I have ever had. My main course wasn’t as exciting as the entree. I had the turbot and it came a bit more salty than i liked. The rest of the party ordered the Scalop and the crab risotto which was nicely spicy ( i did say we shared bites) and for mains the Halibut and Monkfish. 

One of us had the millefeuille dessert, which looked really good, but I was so full that you could have rolled me off the table. 

The Seafood Ristorante

t: 01334 479475 | e: dine@TheSeafoodRistorante.com | Opening Times
The Seafood Ristorante | Bruce Embankment | St Andrews | Fife | KY16 9AB




Rogue is not an obvious name for a restaurant. and I honestly don’t know what is Rogue about this restaurant. It served food of high quality ingredients, the atmosphere is freindly and relaxed and the staff was very helpful. The menu was diverse and contained a lot of staples which we did not miss. 

Rogue claims it is a hidden gem in town, and I can vouche for that. Eventhough it was on a South street, finding the place is not easy. The facade is none discript. The meat chiller display at the entrance could be seen as the only sign of what to expect. However, once I was inside, i could see that the place was warm and freindly and conductive to friends gathering and having a good time. 

We were there for the Oyseters, and we took advantage of this delicacy. They came with three dressing that were really good and refreshing. We had the bloody Mary, mint gremolata and i forgot what was the thrid one. I ordered the Langustine, and dug into them like my life depended on it. I made a mess, but i was happy like a hyppo! Some of the group ordered the steak and just one of us ordered the Mussels, which we all dipped into! 

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